December, 2014

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Moot Court Teams Experience Unprecedented Winning Streak in Competitions

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Joseph Matthews (3L), Coach Andrew Riccio, Benjamin Keime (2L) & Abirami Ananthasingam (3L) in Frankfurt, Germany. Full-Size Photo

From Las Vegas, Nevada to Frankfurt, Germany to Madrid, Spain, the moot court teams...

STREET LAW Fellow and Third Year Law Student Learns How to Grab the Attention of High School Students

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For Jessalynn Rubio, 3L, the Miami STREET LAW Program taught her how to command the attention of high school students – a challenging task, according to Rubio.

“High school students are incredibly transparent,” said the Miami...

From Humble Beginnings as a Young Community Organizer, Miami Law Grad Set to Intern for Hilary Clinton

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brendan Corrigan was destined to practice public interest law where it intersects with politics. He formed a students’ union, in fourth grade, at his Pennsylvania Catholic school. Then he represented his union in presenting a list of grievances...

Health Rights Clinic Prevails in Case of Border Child

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Third-year law students Diana Jordan and Bethany Bandstra successfully petitioned the Juvenile Division 11th Circuit Court of Florida on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who fled her native Honduras due to a horrific family life. The court found that...

November, 2014

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International Study Part 1: Students Study Law Globally Through Miami Law’s International Exchange Programs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jordan Samuels in China

Jordan Samuels spent his Spring 2014 semester at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China as part of Miami Law’s International Exchange Programs. He chose China...

PREP Explores Legal Ethics in the Diverse “Languages” of Immigration and Bankruptcy Law

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sam Bookhardt, Tiffany Hendricks, Brittany Brooks and Jackson

Students from Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) recently visited Catholic Charities Legal Services and the Broward...

D.C. Semester in Practice Program Participants Share Their Experiences Working and Studying in the U.S. Capital

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Left to Right: Gregory Fontela, Shay Cohen, Nancy Shalhub, Kelly Balkin, Ken Kanzawa, and Jewell Reddick​

There are few opportunities that allow law students to live, work full time, and take a full law school semester in the...

Miami Law’s Health Care Rights Clinic Presents at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Grand Rounds

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Melissa Swain, Zachary Lipshultz and JoNel Newman

Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic was invited to present last week at Jackson Memorials’ “Grand Rounds” – the established important teaching tool and ritual of...

October, 2014

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American Promise Screening Ignites Debate on Disparity of Educational Access to African-American Boys

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the “racial achievement gap,” and is often just the beginning...

Alumna Founds Program to Bring Minority Teens to Africa, Exposing Them to Principles of Leadership, Cultural Exchange and Social Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 International Human Factor Youth Leadership Class and Leigh-Ann Buchanan returning from Ghana. From L to R: Melvin Rivers, Elena Huezo, Valentino King, Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Izaih Pierre, Malyka Joseph and Ahlia Dunn. 

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Recent Graduate Jenna Winchester Reflects on Current Federal Clerkship for Judge Roy Dalton

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hometown girl Jenna Winchester, J.D.’14, has always been an exceller so it’s not surprising that she is serving a judicial clerkship to Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida....

Miami Law Team Receives Second Place in Spanish-Only MOOT Madrid International Arbitral Award Phase

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Miami Law’s International Moot Court Program sent a team this past year to the prestigious MOOT Madrid in arbitration and commercial law, a competition which consists of arguments in the spring and an optional follow up phase in the...

September, 2014

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Victor Hanna, JD ’14, Lights Up Stanford University, Renewably

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Even though Victor Hanna just graduated a few months ago, he is already off to a very promising start to what can only be an exceptionally successful career.

Professor Felix Mormann spotted the bright star in his Energy Law and...

Miami Law’s Military Law Society Hosted 9/11 Remembrances; New Student Veterans of America Chapter Announced

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chris Kuhn, Felix Perez, Robert Klock, Stephanie Hocke, COL Noel Pace, Nick Esser

Miami Law’s Military Law Society held a discussion panel on Thursday, September 11, to commemorate the memory of the victims of the...

Michael Posner Discusses Business and Human Rights at the 4th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Professor Bernard Oxman, Alice Henkin, Dean Patricia D. White & Michael Posner 

Michael H. Posner visited Miami Law last week to deliver a powerful address about the growing importance of the connection between...

International Moot Court Team Finds Success in Spanish-Only Competition in Peru; Student Named Best Oralist

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Miami Law’s International Moot Court Program sent a team of four students to Lima, Peru last week where they participated in an international commercial arbitration moot competition -- Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje...

August, 2014

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Law Student Works Alongside Alumnus at the Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Students in law school regularly connect with their peers, their professors, and their colleagues, but one of the most undervalued relationships in law school is that between the students and the alumni.

During his time working at the U...

Parents Establish Scholarship Fund in Memory of Son

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After the untimely death of their son Stephen in 2013, Miami Law alumnus Mark E. Brodsky, JD ’68, and his wife, Nancy, established a scholarship to honor the memory of their late son. The Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship is a three-year...

Miami Law Takes First Place in Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After ending last year ranked ninth best moot court team in the country, Miami Law’sCharles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continues its winning ways by placing first in the 27th Annual Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation Moot Court...

Unique Short Course Opportunity on Cuban Civil Law

Monday, August 25, 2014

A first-ever Miami Law short course, “Cuban Civil Law – Myth or Reality?” is being offered in the Fall 2014 semester by visiting Professor Maria Elena Cobas Cobiella. The one-credit class introduces students to the fascinating and...

July, 2014

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Former and Current Miami Scholars Work Side by Side at The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This summer, Miami Law students are advocating for change in our nation’s capital at The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. Rising 2L and Miami Scholar Alexandra Rothman is interning at The Arc, a non-profit...

PREP Receives Thanks from Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alexis Alvarez, Alexandra Friz, Christina Margolles, & Samuel Bookhardt

Once again this year, the Professional Responsibilities & Ethics Program (“PREP”) presented a CLE ethics training to the Miami-Dade...

Betsy Havens, JD ’11 and Miami Scholar, Continues Her Dedication to Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Armed with a Miami Law degree and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Betsy Haven continues in her mission to reform healthcare in the United States. Currently working as a staff attorney at Disability Rights...

Miami Law Students Study Water Resources in Vietnam and China in Summer Course

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lake Dianchi with UM and Yunnan University students

Three students from Miami Law - Solomon Schoonover, Cameron Green, and Elyssa Luke - along with students from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,...

June, 2014

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Rising 2L Spends Summer Interning at U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ever since Tiffany Hendricks was a little girl, her family told her she would make a great lawyer. As she got older, Hendricks realized her family was right; some of her best strengths were talking to people, problem solving, and critical...

Brendan Corrigan Turns His Love of Public Policy and Politics into a J.D. and Master’s Degree in Public Administration

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brendan Corrigan first fell in love with Capitol Hill as a senior in high school when he served as an intern in the district office of Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick from his home district in Pennsylvania. Since then, Corrigan has hit the...

Miami Law’s Moot Court Ranks Top 10 in U.S.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board finished as the ninth best moot court team in the country this past academic year. As a result of this top ranking, Miami Law’s team has received an invitation to the prestigious...

Dedication to Public Service Drew Nejla Calvo to Miami Law

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Born in Bolivia to a Turkish mother and a Bolivian father, Nejla Calvo came to the United States at a young age. After growing up in Rhode Island, Calvo attended Middlebury College, where she was chosen by members of the faculty as a Student...

May, 2014

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Assistant Dean William VanderWyden Receives Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Miami

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

William VanderWyden, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, was recently honored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Miami with its "Lex Christi, Lex Amoris Award." Previous recipients have included Judges Beatrice Butchko,...

Miami Law Holds 24th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In partnership with the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida and the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, Miami Law will hold the 24nd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop on June 6.

The Bankruptcy Skills Workshop will...

Environmental Law Society Hosts Career Panel, Celebrates Earth Day

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With over 50 active members and three highly attended, first-rate events, it was a good year for the Environmental Law Society (ELS).

Funded in large part by generous grants from the Environmental Law and Land Use...

Miami Scholar Nejla Calvo Lands Prestigious Ella Baker Internship this Summer

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It is well known that the Miami metropolitan area is home to one of the greatest wealth divides in the country. For rising 3L and Miami Public Interest Scholar Nejla Calvo, this growing wealth divide and lack of access to justice for...

April, 2014

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Federal Bar Association Hosts “Ride Above the Bar” Charity Even

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ride Above the Bar Charity event. 

The UM student chapter of The Federal Bar Association (FBA) hosted an event designed to foster networking between practitioners in federal practice and law students, while at the same...

Miami Law Alumnus Vance Aloupis Named as 2014 Young Floridian

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida will honor Vance Aloupis, JD ’08, with the 2014 Young Floridian award on June 3 in Orlando. Aloupis, who is the State Director for The Children’s Movement of Florida, has...

Center for Ethics & Public Service Honors Attorneys Who Worked to Block Trolley Garage in Low Income Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service conferred their annual Friends of the Center award to four attorneys who provided critical pro bono legal services and dedicated leadership in the West Grove community’s fight against the...

Miami Law Hosts Panel to Review the Patent Pilot Program in Florida

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law, in conjunction with DLA Piper, recently hosted a panel discussion “Streamlined or Complicated: 2 Years of the Patent Pilot Program.” The panel included The Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks of the United States District Court for the...

March, 2014

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Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic Students Save the Life of Undocumented Farmworker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Left to right: Health Rights Clinic students with client Ariel Gonzalez

Ariel Gonzalez woke up the morning of January 15, 2014 feeling under the weather. Within hours he was doubled over in pain, had a searing headache, and...

Investor Rights Clinic Wins First Victory and Arbitration Award for 82-year-old Client

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Left to right: Bianca Olivadoti, James Galvin, Eric Malloff, and Lauren Gonzalez

Miami Law students from the Investor Rights Clinic recently obtained an award of $13,750 for client Carol Barnes, an 82-year-old woman who lost...

32nd Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet to Honor Immigration Advocate Cheryl Little, JD '85

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 32nd Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet, hosted by the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review will honor Cheryl Little, J.D. '85 on Thursday, April 3rd at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Little has been a tireless...

Visiting Professor José M. de Areilza to Teach Course on Power and Influence

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Visiting Professor José M. de Areilza, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llul University in Spain, will be teaching the short course "Power and Influence," starting Monday, March 31. Professor de Areilza has published...

February, 2014

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ACLU-UM: New Student Organization Fights For Civil Rights

Monday, February 24, 2014

Inspired by the past and current efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in protecting the rights of the oppressed and marginalized, the University of Miami School of Law has joined the fight by forming the student-led...

UM Law Review Symposium Brings Together Students, Judges, and Practitioners

Monday, February 24, 2014

In an era when the Supreme Court of the United...

Miami Law Students Advance to Semifinals at Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition

Monday, February 24, 2014

The adage “hard work pays off” has once again proven true. Miami Law’s moot team advanced to the semifinals of the Tulane Law’s Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition, finishing with a 4-1 record, and ultimately placing...

Trailblazing Conference, CONVERGE!, Refocuses Attention on Gender Violence

Monday, February 24, 2014

CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence was recently held at Miami Law and brought together over 200 survivors, policymakers, academics, practitioners, and students for a two-day vigorous and often emotional...

January, 2014

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Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Martin Fine, JD '49, Prominent Attorney and Activist

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Miami Law mourns the passing of alumnus Martin Fine, 86, who was a prominent attorney, community activist, and low-income housing advocate. Fine, a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm, graduated from Miami Law in 1949. A scholarship in...

Attorney Arlene Zalayet, JD ’81, to Teach About Preparing the Corporate Client for Litigation

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beginning on January 27th, students at Miami Law will have the chance to learn about preparing the corporate client for litigation from Arlene Zalayet, who heads the Liberty Mutual Field Legal Operations organization. She is a Miami Law alumna....

Miami Law to Host One-Week Course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Miami Law will host a one-week intensive course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration. This specialized program is for lawyers and law students who are interested in international business...

Immigration Clinic Students Halt Deportation of Torture Victim

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Second-year Miami Law students and Immigration Clinic interns Adam Hoock and Dana Turjman successfully prevented the deportation of a businessman who was tortured in Mexico by government authorities.

The executive...